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The State Library of NSW has just launched a new exhibition, Colour in Darkness: Images from the First World War. The exhibition draws together over 150 war photographs which originally toured Australia in the early 1920s, drawing huge crowds. Many of the photographs were taken by soldiers in the field or while on leave – with some even taken by enemy soldiers. The collection depicts sweeping desert views of Light Horse troops on the march, scenes of devastation on the Western front, and rare snapshots of occupied Germany.

When: Saturday 25 June 2016 to Sunday 21 August 2016, 9am-5pm.
Where: Exhibition Galleries
State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Cost: Free.
The images were printed and hand-coloured at Colarts Studio in Melbourne, which was established by Captain William Donovan Joynt VC.